What is #VanLife and why do people chose to live in a van?

The term "Van Life" has made it into the mainstream after the tragic loss of Gabby Petito leaving many to wonder why people chose to do this, how they are able to work and what are some of the perks/challenges.

As sad as it is, starting off with Gabby's video in honor of her vision, passions and love of van life. Her father is hoping to get her account to 1,000,000 subscribers on her Channel, Nomadic Statik, YouTube to get a “Gold Play Button”. It is The official status to show that you have “Made it on YouTube”

From Nomadic Statik (Gabby Petito)

A glimpse into our van adventures! After our first cross country trip in a little Nissan Sentra, we both decided we to wanted downsize our lives and travel full time, but trying to fit everything for two people into the tiny little trunk of the car, also spending way too much on gas, food, and airbnb, was not the road to take. We quickly realized we had to come up with a solution if we wanted to continue traveling and living nomadically, so that's why we handcrafted our own tiny van, a simple 2012 Ford transit connect, utilizing space with unique designs and features. Creating a space for both artistic expression and distance hiking. Thank you so much for watching, and we hope you tag along on our journey wherever the van takes us!

Watch Gabby's one and only youtube video documenting her adventures below.

We want to take a minute to recognize a Tampa, Florida family that is living #BusLife in a converted bus that stumbled upon footage of Gabby's van and was able to give authorities more of a timeline and location to help find Gabby.

So what is the reality of Van Life? This documentary touches on life on the road, in a van that you call home!

The people you see living #VanLife either buy a van completely done, which has a price tag of over 100k, or they build out an empty cargo van to suit their needs. These homes on wheels become a minimalistic way of living that many love!

Watch as one of these DIY van builds comes together

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